Healthy beautiful hair comes from within and requires a well balanced diet with key nutrients to support its health and appearance.
Think of your hair as a garden that needs the right vitamins, minerals, and water to grow healthy and strong. Show your garden some extra love with some nutritious and delicious foods that support its health.
Try These Foods For Healthy Hair
Rich in Folate, a B vitamin that supports the anagen phase
(growth phase) by encouraging collagen and keratin.
Also rich in vitamin A that helps produce sebum (oil) to help the hair look moisturized and shiny.
Clean filtered water is essential for healthy hair. Dehydration and an excess of toxins can take away energy from the hair follicles and slow growth. As well as contribute to dry and brittle hair. Think of your hair as a garden that needs watering.
Zinc is necessary to absorb important nutrients from the foods we eat and to regulate hormones. Without adequate amounts of zinc in our diet, it can result in hair loss.
Also, rich in magnesium, an important mineral that supports a healthy stress response. Excess stress can shorten the anagen phase of the hair cycle. Try sprouted or soaked nuts for easier digestibility & to increase the bio availability of the nutrients.
Rich in vitamin C, a co-factor for the synthesis of collagen production and powerful antioxidant to prevent breakage and hair loss. It is required for the growth and repair of tissues. Bell peppers are incredibly high in vitamin C and so delicious!
Salmon, avocado, olive oil, coconut, nuts, and seed are rich in omega's and vitamin E that helps to moisturize the hair from within. Healthy fats also reduce inflammation and help support hormonal balance which has a direct correlation to the health of the hair. Aim to consume healthy fats with each meal & snack.
A great source of protein and biotin, two key players for healthy hair follicles. Hair grows from the root of the hair follicle and is made of a protein called keratin.
In order to have healthy hair, you need to consume a wide variety of proteins to support the follicle. Pasture raised eggs are a great nutrient-rich source. They also contain biotin which is essential for keratin production.
So there you have it!
Consume these foods on a regular basis to help encourage healthier and stronger hair.
Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring, in fact it can be so delicious! The key is to prepare the foods in a way that is enjoyable to you.
We all have different taste preferences so have some fun in the kitchen and discover new ways to cook nutrient dense foods. They are one of the best ways to look and feel your best.